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Until recently the number of cereal-drying kilns known in Munster and Leinster was relatively low compared to the numbers known in northern Connacht and western Ulster (e.g. Johnston 2003; Monk & Kelleher 2005), but recent discoveries in advance of large infrastructural projects appear to have redressed this balance. It now seems that cereal- drying kilns were a common agricultural feature throughout the country, and the discovery of at least 21 such kilns along the route of the N7 Nenagh–Limerick High Quality Dual Carriageway is clear evidence that the south-west midlands were no exception. This paper will focus on seven of these kilns from four individual excavations directed by the author in the townlands of Sallymount, Co. Limerick, and Killalane and Gortybrigane, Co. Tipperary (Illus. 1). These excavations were conducted by Headland Archaeology Ltd on behalf of Limerick County Council in conjunction with North Tipperary County Council and the NRA. Although post-excavation analysis is still at a preliminary stage, the discovery of a variety of kiln types in a localised area has provided a valuable opportunity to examine the characteristics of cereal-drying kilns in this part of the country.